Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda. Written by
Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)
Throughout the film, they use pistols and rifles that did not exist at the time Texas entered the union. See more »
Put it this way - I've always had a wandering foot. This is the first time I've ever wanted a woman.
[Taking him literally]
Hear me out. This is the first time I've ever wanted a woman to be my wife.
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Greatly enjoyed this film which is not a documentary film on the history of Texas, but a very enjoyable film with great actors like Clark Gable. Clark Gable plays (Devereaux Burke),"Mogambo",'53, who wants Texas to become part of the Union and met with Lionel Barrymore,(Andrew Jackson),"Key Largo",'48, in Washington, and decided to find a very powerful Texan, named Thomas Craden,(Broderick Crawford),"Hightway Patrol",'55 TV Series, who was against Texas from joining the Union and wanted it to remain a LONE STAR STATE. Ava Gardner, (Martha Ronda),"The Snows of Kilimanjaro,",52, who was a very strong willed woman who ran a newspaper and was also a so called girl friend of Thomas Craden which caused great problems between Burke. This is a Hollywood story that is meant to entertain and the veteran actors in this film have created this film into a great black and white Classic.
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